Top ten most complained about ads

Submitted by: csto1 10 years ago in
http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA_2004_rebuild/ASAAppBase/AnnualReport2003/top10comp.shtml

Ads found to be offensive. Warning: some ads have risque images.
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Male 1,647
Wee!!!
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Female 297
since when was bullocks `offensive language`? its like an ox isn`t it? and i thought the red nose day ad was pretty cool. and it makes sense that in an underwear ad you would have models wearing them. most shopping catalogues do, even g-strings
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Male 10
thats lame.
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Female 2,552
Some of those were, and some were like "get over it".
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Male 738
Damn you Europeans and your relaxed standards of decency! I want bottoms on my advertisements...Why can`t I have bottoms?! And nude beaches?! And pot!?
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Male 2,781
SLOGGI ROCKS!!! GONNA GET MY GF SOME OF THOSE SLOGGI STRINGS!!! !D
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Male 1,478
meh... anyways, i would have liked it better if it went from ten to one, not vice-versa.
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Male 241
Some companies have been to put up offensive ads on purpose, because it made you think about the product
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Male 1,092
They`re all good styles of persuasive images - thats what were currently learning in English at school.
If there was an advert that discriminated muslims the whole world would hear about it, but fortunatly these aren`t so people can get over it without causing worldwide controversy. No offense to Muslims
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Male 460
if you think they are offensive that is really sad, the`re advertisements! You`d only be complaining becuase you`re jealous.

The 1st one is sad, but not offensive. It is well made though, and very creative.

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Female 296
^ WTF cluckmoo?

What happened to this site? What`s with the obsession with Photoshop?

*mumbles* Besides, you can do anything just as well with Paint... I know, I do it on a regular basis!

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Male 829
this is a shop. i can tell from the pixels and i have seen quite some shops in my time
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Male 162
Wow. The baby one was the only one that offended me. I feel all desensitized.
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Female 712
#7 is HILARIOUS.
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Male 141
Comon ppl get a life, they`re just ads, if you hate em so much then just block them or ignore them as I do.
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Female 999
worry*
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Female 999
i didnt have a problem with any of them except the baby one. I didnt like it, but i could understand the point they were making. Its just that as a mother, i dont want to have to worrk about my child seeing that. i probably would have complained about that one too, at least for his sake.
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Male 587
number 8... lol
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Female 296
Eh, I suppose I didn`t like the "Weapons of Mass Distraction" one, but then the Iraq thing is a touchy subject with me...
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Female 133
The baby one was really disturbing. I didn`t really have a problem with any of the others.
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Female 406
not offencive...i really liked the fake cosmetic ones with the dead people
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Female 235
I didn`t really find any of thsoe offensive at all.
The baby one at the beginning disturbed me, though. I think we have one of those posters in our school somewhere...but i guess thsoe kinda adverts are supposed to be disturbing..certainly got my attention :|
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Female 172
omg...what a bunch of whiney a@@es. yeah..most of em are stupid..but geez, get over it.
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Male 188
I`m glad the ASA aren`t obsessed with pleasing the busy-bodies. They seem to use common sense, which is kind of rare these days.
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Male 3,255
Why arent them stupid drating girls gone wild ads up there? I am SO SICK of seeing pure drating porn every damn night just cause Im a night owl. When I wanna jack off I will hop online, and download a few pics, then delete them when I am done. I dont need the poo shoved in my damn face every 60 seconds. Not to mention if my wife happens to be watching tv with me, I have to sit through THAT. GOD I wanna murder that smug lil jackass that invinted that show.
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Male 4,431
I`m just thinking that it`s crazy that decisions were actually made based on 50 or 60 complaints?!?! I mean, 50 or 60 people are gonna complain about ANYTHING you post! I would have figured the threshold for making an investigation decision would have been much, much higher! Oh well, someone`s tax dollars hard at work there.
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Male 425
I don`t see a problem with those ads, they were more effective than a lot of other, dull ads. People are too uptight about everything.
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Female 407
not something i`d really call offensive...but the babies one was sad :(
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Male 730
cheeseman, it was a spoof. they were making fun of cosmetics.
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Male 140
these were paper adverts.
the most complained advert is the x-box advert *baby-death*
i did an essay on advertising techniques and such things as the "shock tactic" and more often than not if your ad is complained about your product sells more as you are getting far more free publicity and then a general intrest in the product increases sales.
pretty smart,.
hopefully one of my adverts will be up there when i leave uni!! :D
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Male 2,057
im pretty sure that the xbox advert where the baby was born and flew threw the air getting older then falling into a grave was VERY complained about, so much that it got cancelled.
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Male 222
WHAT?! I thought the Pot Noodle "Hurt me you slag!" Advert would have been on there, that was a great advert :p. No way were they the most complained about, some had about 50 complaints.
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Male 1,406
I agree with all of the decisions here on which ones they upheld and which they didn`t. First one was too disturbing, even if it was getting a point across from it. The other one I didn`t get at all, and thought it was saying that you should be willing to die for this cosmetics.
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Male 1,039
The babies were slightly disturbing..BUT THAT WAS THE POINT OF THE ADD.

Just proves that people are idiots and they don`t understand a lot of things.

Some of us just aren`t open minded / intelligent enough to understand a lot of things...oh well..lol

I suddenly want to see "sloggi" advertised here :-D...heheh

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Female 531
Eh. People complain too much about everything.
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Female 1,398
that was really stupid... lol
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Male 239
the actors on the posters signed contracts and recieved a lot of money just for that one picture for each of them (probably had to retake it 1000 times though)
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Female 471
A lot of bums, doesn`t really get to me.
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Female 811
Most of these were about offending women! The baby one was fairly shocking though!
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Male 1,225
It would have been funnier if I had seen any of these ads previously... though I liked the Nazi beer one.
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Male 289
They`re as stuffy as the stuffiest of special interest groups
Make a joke about your bowels and they order in the troops
Any baby with a brain can tell them everybody poops
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Female 180
I want a bum like that!! None of it is offensive but I thought the babies looked really sad and I didn`t like it.
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Female 408
It`s advertising...they get their point across. It`s their job...
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Female 399
I didn`t find the German one very funny. I can`t understand why some people complain about seeing someones bum on an advert! It wasn`t a bad bum.
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Female 607
Most of those don`t offend me, not even the ones that were "demeaning to women"... Although that one with the babies was kinda "out there", it was justifiably offensive.
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Female 1,972
The anti German beer adverts were very funny.
I`m a little surprised the Head On, Apply directly to the Forehead. Head On, Apply directly to the Forehead. Head On, Apply directly to the Forehead didn`t rate on this list...I hate that commercial.
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Male 278
number 2 and 8 ftw.
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Female 4,028
I swear, some of the people who complain about some of that stuff, need to get lives and stop being so uptight.
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Male 133
How edgy.
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Female 430
What they hell were they thinking with some of those?
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Male 103
I love Yorkies!
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Male 144
I was equally offended by them all
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Male 1,265
#2 is awesome to the max!
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Male 165
Link: Top ten most complained about ads [Rate Link] - Ads found to be offensive. Warning: some ads have risque images.
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